Black Friday draws record number of holiday shoppers - KOTA Territory News

Black Friday draws record number of holiday shoppers

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Retailers everywhere are restocking their shelves after a record breaking number of eager holiday shoppers cleared them out.
 
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, more than 89 million Americans braved the crowds in stores and online, up 3 million from last year.
 
The survey shows Americans spent an average of $423 dollars a piece. That's up $25 dollars per person from last years estimates.
 
All in all 247 million Americans took advantage of holiday deals this Thanksgiving weekend, up from 226 million last year.
 
Estimated spending reached more than $59 billion dollars for the kick off weekend for holiday shopping.

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